Mindy and I recently recorded with Ramit Sethi. Talking to Ramit was hard. He isn't afraid to ask difficult questions. It was a therapy session and after it was done (3+ hours!), I felt like I had been run over by a steam roller.However, just because it was difficult didn't mean it was bad. I have some emotional issues around money that aren't healthy and Ramit called me … [Read more...] about What If You Run Out Of Life?
This post was just supposed to just be my EconoMe talk. Here it is:The talk was great. It was one of the best moments of my 2021 and I'm a better person for having done it.But then I reflected a bit more and realized I had something else to say.Bucket List Items I Didn't Know I HadI think bucket lists are silly. It's good to have goals, but focusing on them … [Read more...] about Unexpected Bucket Lists
Let's begin with some definitions:leanFIRE: Retiring on just enough to exist. You may have to:eat dog foodlive in a musty basementkeep the thermostat at 55 in the dead of winterBut you don't have to work.fatFIRE: Retiring with way more than you need. You can:go to Taco Bell every night for dinner (skip the $.99 menu and go for the big-ticket items!)enjoy … [Read more...] about When leanFIRE Goes To fatFIRE: Lifestyles Of The Dirty And Smelly
The world has become a strange, foreign place; unlike the one I'm accustomed to. I was at the grocery store a couple of days ago and it was packed. There was a line of people that ran the length of the store. The shoppers were waiting to get to the dairy section which was empty.Yesterday, I took a walk to Main Street which is usually a thriving place on weekends. Stores … [Read more...] about Backup Plans For Backup Plans
Today's edition of 10 Questions features The Jessica and Cory, otherwise known as The Fioneers! These two have a lot of wisdom, but this line really spoke to me:We believe that the journey to financial independence should be as remarkable as the destination.#truth #yes #hellyesWishing your days away in favor of a future that you perceive will be better is unhealthy. … [Read more...] about 10 Questions With The Fioneers